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Topic: Tiered Bell Bottom Jeans: My Hippie is OUT!  (Read 11752 times)
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Alexus1325
« on: April 28, 2010 05:49:51 PM »

I used to dress like quite the little flower-child, but then I went and got all serious with very slim-fitting "chic" clothes, then went lazy with tanks, tees, and jeans. Well crap. I'm 26, and I want to feel my youth just a little bit longer before people start telling me I'm too old to wear such stuffs (ack, some people already do). So I spent yesterday and today measuring, cutting, gathering, swearing and sewing. My inner hippie has been RE-released!




These jeans used to have enormous holes torn almost all the way across the knees. The eyelet and tribal fabrics are vintage cotton from a rummage sale, and the black with flowers is just a poly-cotton fat-quarter. The thighs were wearing thin, hence the patches, taken from the second-tier fabric following the patterning. The patches are applied assymetrically, not the legs Tongue I'm just standing with my hip cocked. Oh yes, and the bottom circumference of each leg is now 35 inches Cheesy

***QUESTION***

So, um, how the heck do I hem eyelet? Or should I just trim the hems to length and bind them with bias tape???
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Poosel
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2010 05:57:25 PM »

those are friggin awesome!!!
Don't EVER loose your inner little you! Way too many people have.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2010 06:08:48 PM »

OMG I need a pair.  Time to go find some groovy stuff in my stash...

I have no clue how to hem eyelet.  I would just get some bias tape if it were up to me.
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2010 06:24:33 PM »

awesome!
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Boo_its_Brittany
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2010 06:54:50 PM »

GAH!
Those are soooooo cute!
I looooooooooooove bell bottoms
<3!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2010 07:34:53 PM »

I love these! You've given me the perfect idea for my daughters jeans that her waist is refusing to grow out of but her legs have a different idea  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2010 07:35:11 PM »

These are so friggin awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2010 08:17:11 PM »

I love these!  I've been wanting to do something similar and I am 24.  I say if you love it, then wear it, and to heck with what they say. Smiley  They look great on you!
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« Reply #8 on: April 29, 2010 03:59:02 AM »

aw, im in love! gorgeous! you definitely just inspired me to get out of my funk. amazing job!
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Cealy
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2010 05:04:31 AM »

At 35" they are no different than a little girls dress hem. I would do an overcast zig zag all around the edge and just turn them up the thickness of the zig zag and do a straight stitch to hem them.

Very COOL!
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